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Wide Sargasso Sea

Posted by the editors on Friday, 11 November 2011

Wide Sargasso Sea (1966)(Novel) by Jean Rhys  This wonderful, short, post-colonial parallel novel, in effect, a kind of “pre-quel” to Charlotte Brontë’s renowned novel Jane Eyre (1847), and set primarily in the Caribbean, is full of the overripe lushness of Jamaica, the social upheaval following the abolition of slavery, and is woven through with the somewhat menacing reality of obeah.  Antoinette Cosway is, in fact, more than the mad-woman in the attic, Bertha Mason of Jane Eyre, and her views of class and religion distinctly modern. (PR)

See our post on Jean Rhys’s novel Quartet..

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